Dear Evan Hansen Tickets
Noel Coward Theatre
Booking until: Tuesday, 31 December 2019Book tickets
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Evan Hansen doesn't fit in. No matter what he does, he's the odd one out. Whether or not that was you as a youngster, you'll be touched by this magical story. What happens when a letter that was never meant to be seen, gets seen? How about a lie that was never meant to be told? Or a life someone never dreamed he could actually have? Evan Hansen is finally going to be given the chance to fit in, and the resulting musical is as deeply personal as it is totally contemporary.
Dear Evan Hansen the stage musical features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and there's a book by Steven Levenson. It played on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre in late 2016, after its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Washington DC the year before, and there was also an Off-Broadway production in spring 2016.
Who is Evan Hansen? He's a high school kid with a severe case of social anxiety, and that means he finds it extraordinarily tough to connect with other people and make friends. His therapist recommends he writes letters to himself talking about how good the next day will be, a sort of positive reinforcement programme. When one of his classmates tragically dies, Evan tells a small lie that brings the dead boy's family closer, and at the same time delivers a sense of purpose to his life that has been sadly missing.
Great critical acclaim is the name of the game here, particularly for Ben Platt's lead performance, the lyrics, and the book, which have generated useful conversations worldwide about storytelling and musical theatre, particularly the themes of mental illness and suicide. The show was nominated for nine Tony awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical for Platt, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Rachel Bay Jones.
This lovely musical has struck a chord with thousands. The critics adored it. Take the New York Times, which calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” USA's NBC Nightly News calls it, “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.” Time Magazine says “This heart-scorching musical about the struggle to connect feels like a hallmark of this particular moment in history. It’s an old-school interactive experience in which you show up in person and sit very close to whomever you came with. It’s a visceral exchange, one that feels primal and rare.” And the Washington post calls it “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” If you fancy experiencing a breathtaking knockout of a musical, head for the Noel Coward theatre in 2019.
Who is this show for?
This show is recommended for people aged 12 and above.
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Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
- Air conditioned
- Disabled toilets
- Infrared hearing loop
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- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 886
- Year built: 1903